The ACTEDS Training Catalog

Ammunition Management (CP-33)


Competitive Professional Development (CPD) opportunities within the Ammunition Management Career Program (AMCP) are designed to provide progressive competency growth for CP-33 careerists. These opportunities are designed to develop or enhance technical and leadership skills in the ammunition mission area

Commands will not be reimbursed for salaries and personal benefits for training participants or costs incurred through temporary backfill of vacated position.

Developmental Assignments

This training consists of career broadening assignments at higher level organizations with an ammunition mission. Selectees shadow senior Ammunition Managers in areas outside the scope of the normal duties to gain a broad perspective of the various facets of ammunition management. Development assignments are typically 30 days in length.

Grassroots Program

The "Grassroots" program is designed to provide hands-on ammunition experience to careerists who have minimal or no hands-on ammunition experience and need a better understanding of ammunition operations at the wholesale/retail level. Grassroots assignments are 30 days in length.

Functional Training

This training consists of ammunition and logistics courses that focus on the technical aspects of ammunition characteristics and handling safety, transportation, storage, demil, and explosives safety.

University Training

Professional development also includes undergraduate and graduate education at various colleges and universities. The objective of continued education is to provide a valuable learning experience to stimulate innovation at the workplace and improve the foundation for future advancement.

Career Enhancement Opportunity (CEO)

The Mentoring Program is a 12 month training program for mentor/mentee pairs. Training and program requirements focus on mentoring, team building, eadership, and enhancing ammunition functional skills. During the program year, the mentor and mentee also work projects together, attend training, and meet periodically to pursue career enhancement ideas and establish a business association.

Competitive Selection Procedures

Periodic surveys are conducted to identify CPD program requirements. The supervisor and Command/Activity Managers review and approve applications for professional development for careerists in their organization. Applications are sent to the Ammunition Management Career Program Office (AMCPO) for final approval and processing. ACTEDS funds are always subject to availability as set forth by HQDA, G-3/5/7.

Grade Level

Grade level and eligibility requirements vary by training program. The CPD announcements identify these requirements for each training opportunity offered to careerists.

Point of Contact

The AMCP CPD program is centrally managed from the AMCP Office in McAlester, OK.

For application or program information:
POC: Shelley Linehan,
Phone: 918-420-8581 (DSN 956).

Civilian Education System (CES)

The Civilian Education System (CES) is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. CES is centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate for most permanent Army Civilians, including but not limited to general schedule (GS), non-appropriated fund (NAF), local national (LN) and wage grade (WG) employees. CES leadership courses, or designated equivalent courses, are required for all Army Civilians. Employees should include attendance at the CES course for which they are eligible in their Individual Development Plans (IDP).

Employees are eligible to attend the CES course that is targeted at their grade level. GS-01 through GS-09 employees are eligible to attend the CES Basic Course; GS-10 through GS-12 employees are eligible to attend the CES Intermediate Course; and GS-13 through GS-15 employees are eligible to attend the CES Advanced Course. NOTE: All Army Civilians who were hired after 30 September 2006 are required to take the Foundation Course prior to enrolling in either of the CES courses.

More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development website at

More Information
  • Academic Degree Training (ADT) Checklist - Employees requesting DA ACTEDS funds to obtain an academic degree (training or education with the stated objective of getting an academic degree) must provide the information found in the "ADT Checklist" below.
  • Career Program ACTEDS Plans - Information about career management training, education, and development is provided in the individual ACTEDS plans. Individual plans may be found using the ACTEDS link below.
  • Course Checklist - Employees requesting ACTEDS funds for training-with-industry programs, developmental assignments, short-term training opportunities (120 days for less) and non-academic degree programs must provide the information found in the "Course Checklist" below.

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